January 13, 2011
Episode 33: I Like The Unicorns
A day late, a dollar short, and still no professor. We delayed the show by one day to see if Jason could get healthy, but it just wasn't in the cards. Luckily, we have Steven Goldman, who does an outstanding job filling in as we talk about our favorite announcers, how Bud Selig could learn from the past and who to value closers. Special guest number one is Alex Hinshaw of the San Francisco Giants, who is refreshingly frank about his career, getting to the big leagues, and trying to get back. Following that, independent filmmaker (and BP subscriber) Lucas McNelly comes on to talk about his latest project, A Year without rent. Then it's time for the goofy stuff and Steven's tales of working on the big book every year. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Up And In Episode 33: "I Like The Unicorns"
Table Of Contents
0:00 Intro, intro of Steve, Jason has SARS, intro of agenda
5:58 Housekeeping: Email, twitter, Facebook group, iTunes, all that jazz
6:58 Steven's moral quandary and tales of ruined interviews
50:02 Details on the Christina Taylor Green memorial fund
51:09 HOF voting, steroids, and how cheating was treated nearly 100 years ago
58:21 A rant about the reaction to the Kyle Farnsworth signing
1:06:03 Adventures in getting a press pass
1:07:54 The uniqueness of Trevor Hoffman (and what are closers really worth?)
1:20:44 Special Guest: Alex Hinshaw, LHP, San Francisco Giants
1:42:50 Special Pop Culture Guest: Independent filmmaker Lucas McNelly
1:59:36 Musical Guest: Byrds of Paradise
2:00:49 What are you drinking?
2:07:28 Steven's mental state and wrapping up Baseball Prospectus 2011